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Gills pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 8, 2016 at 20:36
Nov 8, 2016
Ask Pinkbike: Wheel Size, Bike Cleaning, and Enduro Race Supplies
The one major component that no one seems to mention when debating wheel size is the most important piece of the puzzle, the rider. You can have a 3-4 year old 26 inch bike and a brand new 27.5 with "modern geometry" and the limiting factor won't be the bike if the component spec is the same. People can argue geometry, offset ( which some people think was adjusted to benefit the current bikes in a vacuum, not realizing the larger wheels necessitated the changes in offset to get the correct trail numbers ), and slew of other changes that were marketed to sell bikes. The fact remains the bike doesn't pedal itself. Yes there are performance advantages that you may or may not feel on a 27.5 inch bike, I could argue that some of them are genuine, and some of them are the placebo effect. If you're out there, pedaling, enjoying yourself, regardless of wheel size you're stronger, faster, and more proficient than the next guy with the latest and greatest technology who doesn't ride.
Gills paulaston's article
Oct 17, 2016 at 17:00
Oct 17, 2016
Robot Bike Co R160 Custom - Review
It's not fully customize-able until I can choose a wheel size.
Gills mikelevy's article
Oct 1, 2016 at 18:38
Oct 1, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is It Still a Mountain Bike If It Has a Motor?
@KeithReeder: And you're using an example of a person who is financially gaining by promoting an E-bike as an example of someone who doesn't fit the "out of shape argument" you were trying to disprove. *Hint* When choosing an example to refute an argument, try not to choose anyone who gets paid to endorse the thing you're arguing for. It's like saying that pro athletes truly enjoy Monster Energy drink because you saw them drinking out of one of the cans.
Gills mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2016 at 18:31
Sep 30, 2016
Gills mikelevy's article
Sep 20, 2016 at 19:43
Sep 20, 2016
Ibis Ripley vs Ibis Ripley LS
@src248: I'm 6' on the dot and my older frame only has a 427mm reach and I run a 60mm stem....So 450 is definitely within the realm of possibility.
Gills paulaston's article
Jun 4, 2016 at 15:25
Jun 4, 2016
Gills vernonfelton's article
May 28, 2016 at 22:04
May 28, 2016
Cut the Crap - Opinion
@chasejj: Luckily I couldn't care less what you think.
Gills paulaston's article
May 27, 2016 at 21:18
May 27, 2016
Robot Bike Co R160 - First Look
I like it. That being said I wish they hadn't used a Bugatti analogy because it would be incorrect to assume that this bike is to the bike world, what a Veyron was to the car world. You have to combine staggering class leading performance along with amazing manufacturing techniques to make this analogy work. This bike hasn't been tested, it's seven pounds, and it's not reinventing the idea of a bicycle, more the idea of how to manufacture a bicycle. It certainly matches the Bugatti sales ideology of "Someone obscenely wealthy enough will pay for the exclusivity of it". It is still cool and I wish it was more affordable as I would like to have one, it reminds me of older steel road frames with ornamental lugs.
Gills paulaston's article
May 27, 2016 at 21:06
May 27, 2016
Robot Bike Co R160 - First Look
I was thinking the same thing. I like the look of it, and the idea, but it's two pounds heavier than my carbon Blur which I bought when 26 inch bikes stopped being popular for a quarter of the cost of the Robot. Now granted I have one of the more flexible rear triangles, and it's less travel, but two pounds? Progressive thinking, but it seems like you give a little and then have to take a little for that custom geometry.
Gills davidarthur's article
May 26, 2016 at 18:53
May 26, 2016
Camelbak Skyline 10 LR Hydration Pack - Review
I still have my military issue MULE from 2000, it's been everywhere with me, mountain bike rides in the Alps, three GNCC cross country races, three seasons of harescrambles. When it wasn't on a mountain bike ride it was carrying water for me for everything else that I have done that required carrying liquid. I literally am so attached to it every time I go look at the new ones I'm incapable of buying one. It's zip tied together in some spots, and I think I'm on bladder number 6 or 7 but it still does it's job after countless crashes, wad ups, and ridiculous tumbles. I don't think I'll replace it until it disintegrates.
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